Reporting Concepts (Report Builder 2.0)

This section briefly defines key concepts used in the Report Builder 2.0 documentation. For specific definitions of words or terms, see the Glossary (Report Builder 2.0).

Reports and Report Definitions (Report Builder 2.0)

Describes the variety of terms used to describe a report in different states, including the initial definition, the published report, and the viewed report as it appears to the user.

Types of Reports (Report Builder 2.0)

Describes the terminology used for various kinds of reports, including linked reports, snapshots, ad hoc reports, and others.

Data Regions (Report Builder 2.0)

Describes the types of data regions that can be added to a report layout. Data regions determine the appearance of a report: tabular, matrix, list, or chart.

Embedded and Shared Data Sources (Report Builder 2.0)

Describes the ways to define connections to the data sources used in reports, report models, and data-driven subscriptions.

Report Models (Report Builder 2.0)

Describes the report models that you can create in Reporting Services, and their use as the basis for ad hoc reporting.

Report Servers and SharePoint Report Servers (Report Builder 2.0)

Describes the Report Server component, which provides data and report processing, and report delivery. The Report Server component includes several subcomponents that perform specific functions.

Report Manager (Report Builder 2.0)

Describes Report Manager, a Web-based report access and management tool that you access through Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 or later. You use Report Manager to find, run, and subscribe to published reports.